Rotation Schedules

Month

PGY 1

PGY 2

PGY 3

PGY 4

PGY 5

PGY 6

1

Thoracic 

Cardiac

Portsmouth, Ohio
General Surgery

Thoracic

Cardiac

Cardiac

2

3

Emergency
Surgery ICU

Good Sam
(General Surgery)

Thoracic

Cardiac

4

Good Sam
(General Surgery)

Thoracic

5

Echo / Cath Lab

6

Pediatric ICU

Cardiothoracic
ICU

Interventional
Pulmonary / Cath Lab

7

Surgical
Oncology

Portsmouth, Ohio
General Surgery

Cardiac

Congenital
Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac

Thoracic

8

Portsmouth, Ohio
General Surgery

Pediatric
Surgery

Thoracic

9

Thoracic 

Cardiac

10

Cardiac

Portsmouth, Ohio
General Surgery

11

Portsmouth, Ohio
General Surgery

Cardiothoracic
ICU

Cardiac

Thoracic

12

Cardiothoracic
ICU

Trauma ICU

CARDIAC - Adult cardiac surgery with broad exposure to coronary, valve, and aortic surgery including experience with heart failure and transplant. Includes consult coverage and bimonthly clinics at on-site Veteran's Administration (VA) facility. (All VA patients go to UK Hospital for surgery and post-op management.)
THORACIC - General thoracic surgery with broad exposure to lung, esophageal, chest wall, pleural, and mediastinal diseases. Includes on-call coverage of on-site VA facility for thoracic emergencies.
CONGENITAL - Congenital cardiac surgery
TRAUMA ICU - Evaluation and management of complex, critically ill general surgery patients.
CARDIOTHORACIC ICU - Comprehensive critical care management for cardiothoracic patients

CATH LAB /INTERVENTIONAL PULMONARY - Hybrid rotation with the cath lab and interventional pulmonary experience, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
PED SURG - General pediatric surgery including evaluation and management of pediatric patients.
EMERGENCY GENERAL SURGERY ICU - Management of emergency general surgery patients in a critical care setting.
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
CATH LAB / ECHO - Cardiology focused rotation teaching performance and interpretation of cardiac testing.
CARDIOTHORACIC PEDIATRIC ICU - Hybrid rotation with Pediatric ICU for congential cardiac patients and evaluating congenital heart disease in cath and echo labs.
TRACK SPECIFIC CHIEF ROTATION - Varies depending on planned practice focus of resident either cardiac or thoracic at UK.
ELECTIVE OPTIONS:

  • Cardiac - Adult cardiac surgery with focus on complex patients.

  • Thoracic - General thoracic surgery with focus on complex patients.

  • Congenital - Congenital cardiac surgery

  • Interventional Pulmonary - Focusing on airway interventions

  • Cath Lab / TAVR - Focused time for minimally invasive caerdiac valve surgery including TAVR and mitraclip

  • Heart failure/Transplant - Focus on heart failure clinic, transplant conferences, ECMO management, organ procurements, and transplants.

LOCATIONS

GOOD SAMARITAN - Good Samaritan is an on-site community hospital whioch provides care for straightforward general surgery patients.
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO - Regional tertiary care hospital, SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER, features a strong general and vascular surgery experience in the first two years and increasing thoracic and cardiac exposure in the third year.

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